Major alcohol haul seized in joint op between army and police in Brunei


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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, June 21 (Borneo Bulletin/ANN): Personnel from the Company ‘C’ Police Reserve Unit of the Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF) and the Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF) seized a stash of illicit alcohol during a joint operation at Kampong Junjongan, Mukim Pengkalan Batu during the weekend.

Acting on a tip-off, the team rushed to the location in a forested area, where two individuals were seen unloading packages wrapped in black plastic.

The suspects managed to evade arrest. The packages containing 431 cans of beer and 12 bottles of wine were recovered from the shrubbery and brought to the Limau Manis Police Station.

Meanwhile, Brunei reported two new confirmed Covid-19 cases on Sunday night (June 21), bringing the national tally to 255.

According to Brunei's Ministry of Health, case 254 is a 36-year-old man and case 255 is a 45-year-old man. They arrived in the country from Indonesia on June 6 and have no symptoms of infection.

Investigation and contact tracing have found no close contacts as they were quarantined upon arrival.

The new cases were being treated and monitored at the National Isolation Center, and six other active cases were in a stable condition.

With the detection of the new case, a total of 114 imported cases have been confirmed since the last local infection case on May 6, 2020. Brunei has recorded 410 days without local Covid-19 infection cases.

Brunei also reported one recovery on Sunday. There have been a total of 244 recovered patients and three deaths reported from Covid-19 so far. - Borneo Bulletin/ANN

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